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washington user wrangling to secure a budget a bustling deal keeps the world economy on edge with little sign of a conclusion just two days before it can cause a catastrophic default. server in the server it's major firms and governments make moves to get their data beyond the reach of the and as they turn into localized connections to ensure greater privacy. and tension in moscow as thousands of muslims mark one of islam's the main holidays in the shadow of sunday's violent ethnic undressed in the capital.
a very warm welcome to you if you're just joining us here on r.g.p. for more international news you are with me to bum would say to our top story this hour the united states is only two days away from financial collapse unless lawmakers can strike a budget deal to avoid default rival democrats and republicans have been stuck in the loop for over two weeks with most government to work crippled and these are now reports on the deadlock that could spark a domino effect around the world. this self-inflicted shutdown is causing panic around the world as washington scrambles to avoid default the global economy is at risk of being thrust back into recession well at home millions will have to cut their losses either way deal or no deal businesses that were unable to work at full capacity for public sector contracts which will see delays and payment and unemployment which is already on the rise due to the shutdown but possibly the most ironic thing about this government shutdown now in its third week is that it's not
saving money it's costing america at least one hundred sixty million dollars a day and given the crisis has entered its fifteenth day the overall costs could be as much as two and a half billion dollars and that number of course is expected to grow in the political debate is hampering a rise in the debt ceiling but also leaving sick americans out in the cold for each week of the shutdown hundreds of patients cannot be accepted for treatment at the national institutes of health including cancer patients seventy five percent of the staff is not working because of the shutdown and it's the patients in need of medical treatment that are suffering veterans are outraged at the closing of public parks and war monuments due to this shutdown the government has run out of cash to pay some eight hundred thousand federal workers during the deadlock over the weekend thousands came out in d.c. and stormed the barricades at a world war two memorial calling for the government to stop using veterans as
political pawns in this battle for the budget while another group of retired military personnel are set to protest here in washington d.c. this week again starting their rally at that war memorial the department of veterans affairs is seeing the backlog a disability disability claims grow along with the frustration and uncertainty among the military community also prominent faith leaders are set to join locked out workers at republican offices to pray. say and march for an end to the suck down they're expected to call attention to each representative stance on the debt ceiling encouraging them to vote to end this standoff so as this sub down continues we are seeing more and more protests in the capital and more people in different groups demanding the government do their job and get a budget passed. by the executive director at the american jobs alliance told us how lawmakers have a knack for intimidating the public i did not win the nobel prize in economics
today you may have noticed but it does seem to be that it could have quite a catastrophic effect we're talking about global economic financial chaos is what he described and. i prefer not to play roulette like that the depths of human folly are fathomless but we're talking about politicians now so the depths of human folly are fathomless with politicians it's even worse. days by washington's floundering a virtual economic disaster china is calling for d.d. america lies a world us to fall to would strike a serious bait to the asian powerhouse which sits on more than a trillion dollars in u.s. treasury not china's export to entry leon says beijing is already cutting loose from its binding burden. the situation is changing because china's surplus and falling down as
a reserve is mounting and the us seems to be printing money with no end in sight the us dollar has lost. obvious value since the fed the reserve was less than rich and there was little return for huge investment and then with china's frugal rise trade opportunities opening up in terms of the sources of assets so china has been via versified we are seeing that china has that a special free trade zones in shanghai and chain high hong kong to speed up the process of. the remember a i think international currency so all signs point to the fact that the renminbi is likely to become fully convertible maybe within a decade. reducing reliance on the un has been discussed ever since the credit crunch struck back in two thousand and eight now so i would see the closer report
assesses china's aspirations five years. from criticism and caustic ridicule on washington the news agency called the u.s. civilian slayer prisoner torture and meddler and others affairs and said the pax americana was a failure on all fronts well i mean china should walk the walk instead of just talking the talk so mcdonald's kentucky fried chicken kicked out coca-cola they're making their citizens obese and they're getting diabetes so you know they talk the talk but will try to walk the walk simultaneously and they say they want to d.m. merican eyes the world here's a here's a country that has huge exposure to exports to america is the basis for their merc until this rise of the twenty first century why would they be cutting the nose off to spite their face unless they're ready to come out and say we've got enough gold at this time to cut the dollar loose. foreign governments and businesses affected by the n.s.a.
surveillance that edward snowden revealed taking decisive steps to prevent future spying brazil is creating an encrypted e-mail service shield official communications from u.s. snooping and germany's biggest telecoms firms it is planning to switch to exclusively domestic connections to protect the users private data that entails all from across the pond and in berlin. here inside one of the main offices of germany's largest telecommunications operates and they are coming up with a plan that they hope will protect their customers information from the prying eyes of security services telecom has announced that they will only be using german service for all communications inside germany in the future this is something they have said perhaps they would like to roll out to across europe but for now it's only going to be here in germany that information e-mails and phone calls and text messages will only travel on german servers now this comes out following the
revelations of just how much germany was spied on as part of the by the n.s.a. and british secret service is all of this coming out from the the leaks that edward snowden revealed to various media outlets in fact just to sum up how much germany was spied on one leak that was revealed in beagle news magazine in june of this year showed it's around half a million e-mails phone calls and text messages were intercepted in germany in the average month the announcement by telecom is actually probably prompted all the major operators to say that they want to follow suit vodafone among them as well as telefonica said they would also try to roll this out for their customers however there are some that are skeptical of whether it could work due to the the nature of the modern communications however telecom is saying that they're determined to
protect their customers information from the prying eyes of the spice. and other way for business sister in shock of it in geology is jim is away from the dot com domain one company taking that route after the start in revelations as a major malaysian investment firm and i talked to the head of that company it's online and tentative. this is one. the numerous server rooms of the heart of the russian internet the dots are you demain and now these shelves of glowing boxes will have several more as the major malaysian investment firm has decided to relocate its servers into russia becoming the first foreign company to register within the dot are you denying the man running the company sas has done that because of recent revelations by edward snowden which seemingly have not only left high profile politicians like the brazilian president offended but also prompted some businessmen to take practical steps to talk about it we're joined by the president of the majority and partners company mr. thanks for your time and joining
us here my first question why did you choose to move your service to russia not anywhere else in normal company we just think that if we hear. from proof the world got from mr snowden that certain organizations in the west are listening into medical records of their own citizens and the e-mail traffic of g. mail yahoo hotmail i do believe it's time to say goodbye to dot com and has an excellent service that safe if i have a service which i pay for all i want is good customer service i want safety of my network or my sort of or if appropriate for this reality congress over the lucian it's time to wake up so the malaysian businessman believes that putting his service into the russians in maine he will feel more safe where that is so lost the people running the russian internet so given off from who stands up to gate is it really secure is it really wise move by the malaysian to move the service here we can see
it is more secure because. foreign intelligence agencies for example the u.s. intelligence agencies of course. has. less opportunities to control the equipment that is placed in the russian foreign service they are located for example in great britain in germany. region and intelligence agencies of the united states are more cut the ration with. these countries than with russia so it's more difficult to control when the equipment is situated just like egypt and russia. chris keith see whose company provides encrypted internet service this is another entrepreneur who's moved all of the firm's data to another country he told us earlier how washington's approach to security only fuels uses demands for more privacy really what's happening here is that they have a different strategy instead of targeting the people who they know or suspect of
being terrorists are crossing bad things there they're expecting everyone to be a terrorist and that of course is not true so really what we're doing is we're offering a service that allows people to to find the truth i mean really what's happening is people can't they're getting their emails blocked they're getting things censored and this is a way to get through that and get around it and you know most ninety nine point nine percent of the usage on a service like ours is going to be i'd say substantially it's going to be innocent usage so should you shut down ninety nine point nine percent of the world just because point one percent are bad people i don't think so we're actually getting calls from friends of mine who run businesses that store data for large multinational companies consumers are demanding this this is what's driving it's not about just me thinking it's a good idea for marketing or that we're going to find all the fringe paranoid people everybody wants privacy for their data. and the latest revelations which you
report on a website or the n.s.a. is apparently collecting hundreds of millions of e-mails an instant message of contacts from users address books plus check with us on twitter helpful instead updates on the constantly unfolding surveillance scandal. live right on the scene list first trip to live and i think the term limits. on our employers linspire list list . right-o. welcome back are there a security concerns in moscow where thousands of muslims are gathering for one of the islams malls off holy days. what's the end of college and the end all
pilgrimage to the city of mecca here in russia is also known as the byron bay comes in the wake of sunday's massive athlete protests in the capital also marches gannett she can. i'm standing at the main mosque in moscow thousands of muslims begin the celebration of the holiday here with a prayer a little bit about the holiday program by rob literally means the feast of the sacrifice the city takes place about seventy days after ramadan the holiday commemorates he brought his willingness to sacrifice his son ishmael to show his face with his tall log on this day muslims killed a sheep or a go to the did they give the beach to the poor and share family and neighbors as you can imagine not everybody is right with this site and it was being killed in their backyards in moscow thirties have specified the patients farms outside the city where muslims can use a ritual sacrifice this year you could also order the sheep at
a local mosque three days events and you would get it delivered to your body this day there's a very big muslim community in russia around twenty million course the celebrations come just days after the riots in moscow's radio but this street hundreds of people took to the streets to express their outrage at the end of this as well as their rage. migrants that the writers cost abrogated shopping centers to a local storage facility and of course it's moments like all the bits of finance live appearances fear that the war paid crimes will follow that russia is not immune to specially its tensions over illegal immigration and other issues we've heard russia's islamic leaders religious leaders call for the muslim. if they can be this people should hurt but also for them not to allow themselves to be both.
you should imagine that in the wake of the riots security tight moscow these forces four thousand people were deployed in the streets of them to make sure the celebrations are peaceful safe that the. those celebrations follow ethnic tension in the capital which ended in violent clashes over the weekend right now on our website we have all the details of what happened as well as dramatic pictures from the riot check of the invision section at our team dot com. and i had to hear on r.t. there are challenges ahead in destroying syria's chemical weapons were put on a chemical weapons washed always says inspectors are struggling to access rebel controlled areas. putting a price on sunshine desperate for cash spain's planning to attack solar energy after the break a report on how that could cost a cloud over europe's renewable energy targets.
free. free. movie free books videos for your media project free media down to r t dot com. am. welcome back you're watching aren't seeing the nobel peace prize winning group in charge of destroying syria's chemical arsenals as damascus officials are called prating and giving them access to whatever they want to see now the same can be said about being allowed into some rebel held territories story the head of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons us says the inspectors are being held back by ongoing lighting and fighting and has renewed calls for all sides to call prate meanwhile a car bomb in the northwest has killed at least twenty seven people and wounded many others a powerful blast came
a day after twin car bomb struck the syrian capital one me a hotel where the international chemical weapons inspectors were staying the explosions interrupted a live iraqi t.v. broadcast from damascus let's take a look at that video has emerged online. only along with. the follow up it's. now not. a time a lot of concern on a search i have another cassette imo article that's what i mean because a lot of the. rather dramatic images they are showing the challenges of being inside of syria that was also underlined by the kidnapping of six red cross workers and a volunteer on sunday for them have been released but the others are still in captivity and red cross spokesman sean maguire told us no one's making the humanitarian effort any easier. on all sides of the conflict there has been
a misuse of. of of the the right to humanitarian assistance i think we've seen on all sides of the conflict that medical aid has been denied to people who need it the sick and the wounded. and there are areas being besieged by both the government and opposition forces so we're seeing this sort of denial of the right to humanitarian aid which is which we would be expecting to see observed we've seen that being denied by both sides by all sides in this conflict. syria's largest opposition group is refusing to take part in the geneva peace talks and that aims to set in motion for a transitional government but your secretary of state john kerry maintains that the conference needs to be held as soon as possible middle east conflict analysts
believe the opposition will not negotiate this time before they've not come to the talks in june which was scheduled for june this year that they don't have leadership they don't have a coherent strategy and they did not enjoy any popularity among the civilians or the syrians within syria so. secretary kerry can get anyone from the syrian national council to a turned because they haven't been able to thus far and they're not the americans have not been the honest brokers in the whole process so i doubt that the talks will be held in november as a result. online we're asking for your thoughts on awarding the nobel peace prize to the chemical watchdog tossed with destroying the country's toxic arms so far thirty seven percent of you believe that it's
a no surprise given that president obama got one almost at the same number think the nobel committee actually meant to give it to president putin but came up with a way not to do so about a fifth of you think that the comedy have betrayed the nominees who are defending human rights and only a small number believe this was a right thing to do so i had to r.t. dot com to cast your vote. while you're on the website to see how a bus train is a further tightening the screws on antigovernment descent. how emotions action has dramatic video of a police crackdown which saw equally demonstrators tear gas to while trying to get their voices heard. we've got the story of a tourist somali pirate leader who was captured after only tricked by kind of belgian police.
the sun free and available to everyone since the dawn of time not anyone anymore but spain's planning to takes it to help plug its your ning debt sarah for its reports. there's an argument hotting up in spain right now the country still mired in financial difficulty the government's come up with a rather unusual proposal calling for attacks on solar energy with some spanish cities enjoying an average of three thousand hours of sun each year the nation's been one of the leading providers of solar energy the trouble is they're pretty thing so much of the production capacity now exceeds the market by i think the percent and if when the government found itself in that produces to the cina twenty think billion euro so in a bid to go back to the us or solar panels the government decided to tax the you to use in other words taxing the very behavior if spent the last decade trying to
encourage critics of the proposal say this will damage things progress towards meeting european renewable energy goals and could set a dangerous precedent for other struggling e.u. countries like greece who are rumored to be contemplating a similar tax planes energy regulator agrees and has called the proposed toll economically viable and discriminatory those who have been most blindsided by the idea of people like you invested his money in installing a solar panel in his home. new taxes they're making it cheaper to buy your energy from the big companies rather than use the power from your panels the government target is that the tax is fair as there is using solar energy still require the use of the conventional energy grids and say this tax will contribute to the cost of maintenance but the solar lobby say the new tax will extend the time it takes for
solar panels to pay for themselves from eight to twenty five years as for the fine that could be levied if people like don't pay up well that's being set at a mind boggling thirty million euro i already know people who are removing their solar panels protesters say that simply to scare people into submission but as to whether it's working for padre. you know. when the laws against your rights you have the right to refuse to do with the government tells you i'm going to continue with solar and i'm not going to pay the tax with such strong resistance across the sunny state spain's government may have a fight on its hands and could be left wondering if the proposed tax is such a bright idea after all so r.t. spain a possible sunshine texas isn't the only thing getting people in spain hot and now
police near buffalo now have failed to break the gates are hundreds of workers that a large bakery truck has blocked the access to the facility with protecting protesting at the layer of almost two thousand workers and wages blockade started on sunday after unions announced the company. the governor of afghanistan to logar province has been killed while giving a speech at a mosque to mark. a bomb are thought to have been hidden in a microphone was detonated injuring at least fifteen other people some critically it's not immediately clear who carried out the attack but the taliban has increasingly targeted afghan officials and nato personnel ahead of next year's pullout of international troops. i'll be back with a news team in iran thirty minutes until then maybe mountains breaking this.
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out of india today at least twenty one people have died and tens of thousands have been left homeless up a tropical cyclone phailin hit the eastern part of the country over the weekend now of course every death in the natural disasters tragic but consider this and one nine hundred ninety nine the last time a cyclon hit this powerful part of eastern india a shocking ten thousand people lost their lives ten thousand crew the low casualty number of this time around demonstrates india's vastly improved infrastructure communication systems incredibly government authorities were able to facilitate the evacuation of nearly a million people in a very short amount of time which begs the question if the indian government can effectively manage a logistical nightmare and one of the poorest regions on the planet why can't the greatest country in the history of the world do the same just reckon back to the horrific response to hurricane katrina in two thousand and five see bush and his cronies took their is so we asked time to respond as water flooded into the pool.